June 19, 2014
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to create a quick 15-minute gel fill, perfect for the lunchtime client.
January 23, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to do an acrylic backfill.
November 19, 2012
A regular service required to maintain artificial nails; sometimes called a rebalance.
May 10, 2012
Vicki Peters demonstrates how to do an acrylic backfill, using a technique where she places dots on the extension with a pencil that serve as a guide for trenching a new smile line with an e-file.
October 19, 2011
A demonstration of an acrylic backfill using a variety of Kupa bits.
January 2, 2011
A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.
July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
April 1, 2009
OPI educator and guest artist Lynn Ackerson-Warren gives some quick tips on acrylic backfills.
December 30, 2008
Electric file tutorial by Joseph Pham, You Tube user doiamailbox.
Using an e-file to drill out new smile line after French tip has grown out by You Tube user nailzoo.
May 14, 2008
Doing a no-fill-line backfill with Greg Salo
January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
April 1, 2005
Kupa has created a bit that makes backfills easier and faster.
January 1, 2005
Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier.
February 1, 2004
An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
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